Church History

Anglo Saxon origins St Sidwell’s church is thought to have been in existence by the Anglo Saxon period. Nothing is known of its appearance or structure, but it may have been a large and important building, since it was an established pilgrimage site before the Norman Conquest of 1066. Perhaps the earliest part of the church to survive was its font, described in 1806 as ‘very ancient, and, by its ornaments, appears to be of Saxon construction.’ The font was lost in the 19th Century. The church is known to have been either completely or substantially rebuilt in the 1430s,
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